flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Fri Jul 23 01:35:04 UTC 2004
In Minnesota in the '40s and '50s we always went to "the show" or the
"matinee show." And don't forget "The Last Picture Show"--though we didn't
use that collocation in my area.
At 09:26 PM 7/22/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>In a message dated 7/22/2004 8:40:43 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>tarheel at MOBILETEL.COM writes:
>Growing up in a small town I can remember using the term the "show" when =
>referring to a movie that you go to a theater to see. Example: Are you =
>going to the show tonight? =20
>Was this an old way of referring to the movies or the movie theater? =
>Anyone remember using this term?
>I grew up in a small town in Western New York State (south of Buffalo). We
>always used the term "show" when referencing a movie theater, and most people
>in my home town still use the term. I would say it dates to at least the
>early 1950s. It was always "going to the show" even though the place we
>called the Joyland Theater.
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